Christopher Nolan confirms Oppenheimer is his longest film
Christopher Nolan finally estimated the duration of “Oppenheimer“, confirming the Total Film magazine which is his longest film to date. Confirmation from the director means that “Oppenheimeris at least over 2 hours and 49 minutes long. That was the length of “Interstellar,” the director’s longest film until “Oppenheimer.” Previous reports pegged the running time for “Oppenheimer” at three hours, which Nolan says is nearly true.
“It’s slightly longer than the longest we’ve madeNolan said. “Touch the three hours.” Oppenheimer sees one of the most used actors since Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphyas the theoretical physicist and “father of the atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer. The film follows Oppenheimer as he launches the Manhattan Project and oversees the creation of the atomic bomb. “I think of any character I’ve dealt with, Oppenheimer is by far the most ambiguous and paradoxical.“, he said Christopher Nolan to Total Film magazine. “Which, given that I’ve made three Batman movies, says a lot.”
“The script was so emotional, and it feels like a thriller“, he added Emily Blunt, who plays biologist and Oppenheimer’s wife, Katherine. “It’s almost like it’s a Trojan horse from a biopic to a thriller. It’s really a racing heartbeat, the whole thing. I was completely captivated by the story, this man’s portrayal and, I guess, the trauma of such a brain.
With Cillian Murphy And Emily Blunt there are in the cast Matt Damon as Manhattan Project Director General Leslie Groves Jr. e Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Also in the cast Florence PughBenny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek and other.
“You realize that this is a big responsibility. It was complicated, contradictory and so iconic“, he said earlier Cillian Murphy about playing the character. “But you know you’re with one of the greatest directors of all time. I felt confident going through it with Chris. He has had a profound impact on my life, creatively and professionally. He offered me very interesting roles and I found them all really challenging. And I love being on his sets”. “Oppenheimeropens in theaters July 21 from Universal Pictures.